Is a Caravan a Good Choice When You Own a Thatched Property?

If you’re a thatched property owner then you might have considered investing in a caravan, especially if you like to travel a lot.

Below are some of the things you must consider when buying a caravan as a thatched property owner.

Storage

Owning a caravan comes with a certain amount of responsibility. You must have somewhere to store it for one thing and you also need to ensure it’s properly maintained. When it comes to storage, the ideal thing would be to have a securely locked garage you can keep it in when not in use. This not only means you’re able to avoid your caravan sustaining weather damage, making it easier to maintain, but also makes it much more secure and less likely to be targeted by vandals or thieves.

Although some thatched properties come with a garage, not all do and this is certainly something you need to think about when deciding if a caravan is a good investment.

If you don’t have a garage to keep your caravan in then a drive would also work, although you’d want to get a good cover for it, especially during the winter months when rain, frost etc. can cause significant damage.

Security

Security is something that every home owner must think about and particularly thatched property owners. Because thatched properties often have more traditional doors and windows they can be easier to break into for thieves.

The security of your house is something that insurance providers take into account too and so owning a caravan could attract the wrong type of attention and affect the cost of your thatched property insurance. This is certainly something worth considering.